The United Nations has declared 2021–2030 to be the “Decade on Ecosystem Restoration”. Over the next ten years, their aim is to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean.
“A world where – for the health and wellbeing of all life on Earth and that of future generations – we have restored the relationship between humans and nature, by increasing the area of healthy ecosystems, and by putting a stop to their loss, fragmentation and degradation” – The Decade’s Vision
Kings Park is uniquely placed to be part of the solution. The latest Special Issue of For People and Plants magazine (available now at the Friends of Kings Park office or online at Aspects Gallery Shop) showcases Kings Park’s involvement in ecosystem restoration and our commitment to continue leading significant efforts towards the restoration of our urban areas (including Kings Park and Bold Park) and other delicate and fragile ecosystems across Western Australia.
Join us in supporting the UN Decade on Restoration. There are plenty of ways to get involved, as an individual, group, or organisation. Together these actions can build a #GenerationRestoration that is open to everyone.
Plant a native garden
Grow native plants at your own garden, a verge, local school, or workplace to restore urban biodiversity and create connections between bushland habitats
- Tip: Join us at the Friends of Kings Park quarterly Native Plant Sales to buy healthy native plant stock and get advice on native gardening
- Tip: Contact your local council to see what initiatives they have to support native gardening
Restore your local bushland
Visit your local bushland to discover and enjoy what we all share, and commit to supporting your local bushland or restoring one extra hectare on your managed lands during The Decade
- Tip: Contact your local council or bushland group to find ways to support restoration efforts in your area
Become a citizen scientist
Contribute your time and knowledge to restoration research through a citizen science program
- Tip: You can help us monitor the effects of climate change on biodiversity by joining ClimateWatch in Kings Park
Volunteer your time and skills
Volunteering is a great way to learn about and grow native plants, make friends, and invest in a better future for all of us
- Tip: The Friends of Kings Park have several volunteer groups you could join, including Bushland Carers, Garden Carers, Horticultural Advice and Support, Growing Friends, Plant Sale Friends, Fixing Friends, and more!
- Tip: You can also learn more and volunteer with groups such as the Wildflower Society of Western Australia and Western Australian Naturalists’ Club
Partner with us
Partner with us on ecosystem restoration research projects, and provide support for student scholarships, education and training opportunities
Make a donation
- Tip: Organisations can become corporate members of Friends of Kings Park, to partner with us in supporting conservation, investing in vital research, and helping to build world-class facilities at Kings Park
Continue learning about native ecosystems and restoration initiatives here in Western Australia and worldwide
Tip: Find out about restoration efforts in Kings Park, Bold Park, and throughout Western Australia through the Kings Park Management Plan, Bold Park Management Plan, and Bushland News from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation, and Attractions
Tip: Learn more about Western Australian ecosystems (including research from Kings Park scientists) through these books, available for purchase at Aspects Gallery Shop or online:
- Perth Plants: A Field Guide to the bushland and coastal flora of Kings Park and Bold Park
- Australian Seeds: A Guide to their Collection, Identification and Biology
- Banksia Woodlands: A restoration guide for the Swan Coastal Plain
- Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide: Plant Restoration in Australia’s Arid Northwest
Share your story
Keep the conversation going by sharing your story through art, song, storytelling, or other social means. Use #GenerationRestoration and tag #KingsParkAndBotanicGarden and #FriendsOfKingsPark to share it with us!
- Tell us: What would you like to see Kings Park do to support the next decade of ecosystem restoration? We want to hear from you!